i just spent half a week a couple hours away on the coast,
at a retreat my church puts on every year called "sabbath by the sea".
though there were others in the big house and i loved talking with them at meals and morning and evening prayer,
most of the days were spent alone w/ God.
lots of this:
i asked friends for ideas on what to think and pray through in this gift of time.
here are some of their words...
What does God say about who I am? How does God see me differently than I see myself?
Where have I found the most joy this past year? Where have I felt the most tension / fatigue / deadness this last year? What might God be saying to me through those memories?
How have I felt God's love lately?
How am I living adventurously, trusting that God is my provider?
In what ways can I simplify my life?
How can I build space into and protect the space I need to serve God most effectively?
What am I holding too tight? What am I too freely giving?